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THE ROSARY 
IN RHYME 



THE 

ROSARY 

IN RHYME 

JOHN B. TABB 




MCMX VI 



Copyright, 1904, by 

Small, Maynard & Company 

Incorporated 



TO THE 
RIGHT REVEREND 



, ^ . X 

ALFRED A CURTIS D- D- 



WITH THE 
LOVE AND VENERATION 

OF HIS 
FIRST SON IN CHRIST 



C IT 



THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES 

I. The Annunciation, 2 

II. The Visitation, 6 

III. The Nativity, 10 
IV. The Presentation, 14 

V. The Child in the Temple, 18 

THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 

VI. The Agony, 22 
VII. The Crown of Thorns, 26 

VIII. The Scourging, 30 

IX. Carrying the Cross, 34 

X. The Crucifixion, 38 

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 

XI. The Resurrection, 42 
XII. The Ascension, 46 

XIII. Pentecost, 50 

XIV. The Assumption, 54 

XV. The Coronation of Mary, 58 



THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES ; 



I. THE ANNUNCIATION 



THE ANNUNCIATION 




CCUSTOMED in the 
highest heights to be, 
The Angel bowed in awe, 
As if, amazed before 
Humility, 



A deeper heaven he saw. 




tf) c st KB el came in unto fj ct% | {g i 
an& saiti, jijatU nuhe i, as. 



THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES 



II. THE VISITATION 



II 

THE VISITATION 

|IS cloistered God the unborn 
messenger 

Exulting, leaped to hear : 
His mother in the Mother 
of her Lord 
Interpreting the Word. 




STnTr toijetue is tfjis to me ttyat tije 
stjoutti come 

tome? Hufeei,43. 




THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES 



III. THE NATIVITY 



Ill 

THE NATIVITY 

small that lesser 

lowliness 

Must bow to worship or 

caress : 

So great that heaven 
itself to know 
Love s majesty must look below. 




10 



sou In fiorn t^Cs tras, tn 
cttg of Batom, a 

tijf ILortr. 

Xufteii, tt. 




THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES 



IV. THE PRESENTATION 




IV 

THE PRESENTATION 

HERE, woman, is thine 
offering 

The debt of law and love ? 
" My Babe a tender 
nestling is, 



And I the Mother-dove." 



SlccorDfittfl to ttjat tol)(c!) la 

in tije latu of tijc HortJ t 
pair of turtie-troDes* tAe, 24 




THE JOYOUS MYSTERIES 



V. THE CHILD IN THE TEMPLE 



THE CHILD IN THE TEMPLE 

MONG the sages while 
He sat, 

And they delighted heard, 
None knew the Child they 
wondered at, 
Was God s Eternal Word. 




18 



rf)cr> fount* Jfyini in tijt temple, 
aitting in tijc mttrst of ti)r Troc= 




THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 



VI. THE AGONY 





VI 

THE AGONY 

[ERE, where with bloody 
sweat 

The ground is wet, 
The brutal thorn is bred 
To crown His head : 



Dost thou, avenging sod, 
Curse home thy God ? 



22 



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tt tirinfl fortf) to tftre. 




THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 



VII. THE CROWN OF THORNS 



VII 
THE CROWN OF THORNS 




H, wherefore were we torn, 
Reluctant, from the bough, 
To be a mark of scorn 
Upon this bleeding Brow ? 
O fruit of the Forbidden Tree, 



Behold the ripened penalty ! 






tfjrg plattrtr a croton of 
ttjotns, anti put it attmt 



t^xr/^g^^ 




THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 



VIII. THE SCOURGING 



VIII 

THE SCOURGING 

THONGS, for thirst 

Of fiends accurst, 

Ye quaffed the crimson 

flood! 

Ah, would that we 

Who wound, as ye 

Were guiltless of His blood ! 




Pilate ttjemore tooft 
Jesus anil scourged jK?im. 




THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 



IX. CARRYING THE CROSS 



IX 
CARRYING THE CROSS 




HEN Christ went up to 

Calvary, 

His load upon Him laid, 

Each tree unto its neighbor 

tree 



In awful silence said, 

" Behold, the Gardener is He 

Of Eden and Gethsemane ! " 



34 



THE DOLOROUS MYSTERIES 



X. THE CRUCIFIXION 



THE CRUCIFIXION 



HY, O my God, hast Thou 

forsaken me ? 

Not so my Mother ; for 

behold and see 

She steadfast stands. O 
Father, shall it be 

That she abides when Thou forsakest 
me? 




Koto tfjere stoott fcg tfje 
of Jrsus ??is plott 

fofon tit, 25 




THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 



XL THE RESURRECTION 



I 




XI 

THE RESURRECTION 

EHOLD, the night of 

sorrow gone, 

Like Magdalene the tender 

Dawn 

Goes forth with love s 



anointing sweet, 

To kiss again the Master s feet. 



42 



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ptasKalene, earls, 
it toas get trarfe, unto tije 




THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 



XII. THE ASCENSION 



XII 

THE ASCENSION 



N Sinai did the cloud, 
His glory shroud ; 
And in the Holy Place 
It hid His face. 
As now He goes, so 

shall ye see 

Him come ; a cloud His canopy. 





a clotrtr recctbett ]Eitm out 
of tljetc stflijt. act? i, 0. 



THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 



XIII. PENTECOST 



XIII 

PENTECOST 

ISCORD the curse of 

Babel done, 

The world, divided, hears 

as one 

All hearts revealing 
each to each, 
The new-found harmony of speech. 




tfjere appeared unto tfjcm 
cloben tonflucs, Ufee as of fire. 




THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 



XIV. THE ASSUMPTION 




XIV 

THE ASSUMPTION 

OR Bethlehem nor Nazareth 

Apart from Mary s care, 

Nor heaven itself a home for 

Him 

Were not His Mother there. 



54 





net me see ti)g countenance, 
let me gear tfjg fcotce, 

>on0 of >ol. ii, 14. 



THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 



XV. THE CORONATION 




XV 

THE CORONATION OF MARY 

HEE, Mother-Queen of 
Heaven, 
He crowned, 
And not for love alone ; 
For in thy bosom first 



He found 

The life-spring of His own. 



STijer r appeared a great toontrer 
in ijeafc r n ; a luoman do tfjrt tu tti) 
tije sun, antr tfje moon untrer 
fret, antr upon Jjer ici^ a crotiw 
of ttucllje stavs* 







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